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Unleashing the potential of prevention

Cancerworld (EU) - 26/06/2017
Knowledge is power. And knowledge about what to do to lower the risk of developing cancer has the power to save lives. According to the International Agency for Research on Cancer, at least half of the world’s cancers are preventable on current knowledge alone. And IARC’s new European Code Against Cancer (published in this issue of Cancer World) takes the evidence about the exposures, agents and behaviours that definitely cause cancer and turns it into advice for the general public.

Disability-free life after major stroke could be increased by 270%, say experts

News Medical (Australia) - 25/06/2017
Virtually no other disease has seen such massive strides in treatment in recent years as stroke. Recent studies have confirmed that it is still possible to mechanically remove large vessel occlusions in the brain many hours after a stroke occurs.

Self-help intervention may be useful as initial treatment to manage symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome

News Medical (Australia) - 24/06/2017
A self-help approach to a graded exercise program, supervised by a specialist physiotherapist, is safe and may reduce fatigue for some people with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), according to a new trial of 200 people published in The Lancet.

Lifestyle Changes Might Prevent or Slow Dementia

MedicineNet (US) - 24/06/2017
Title: Lifestyle Changes Might Prevent or Slow DementiaCategory: Health NewsCreated: 6/22/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/23/2017 12:00:00 AM

Fungal toxins become easily aerosolized, leading to potential indoor health risk

News Medical (Australia) - 23/06/2017
Toxins produced by three different species of fungus growing indoors on wallpaper may become aerosolized, and easily inhaled.

Fungal toxins easily become airborne, creating potential indoor health risk

Science Daily (US) - 23/06/2017
Toxins produced by three different species of fungus growing indoors on wallpaper may become aerosolized, and easily inhaled. The findings likely have implications for 'sick building syndrome.

Tiny biological nanoparticles offer enormous potential for diagnostic and therapeutic applications

News Medical (Australia) - 23/06/2017
Exosomes - tiny biological nanoparticles which transfer information between cells - offer significant potential in detecting and treating disease, the most comprehensive overview so far of research in the field has concluded.

Head Position May Not Affect Outcome After Stroke

MedicineNet (US) - 23/06/2017
Title: Head Position May Not Affect Outcome After StrokeCategory: Health NewsCreated: 6/21/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/22/2017 12:00:00 AM

Breast-Feeding Tied to Lower Heart, Stroke Risk for Mom

MedicineNet (US) - 23/06/2017
Title: Breast-Feeding Tied to Lower Heart, Stroke Risk for MomCategory: Health NewsCreated: 6/21/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/22/2017 12:00:00 AM

Interventions to prevent cognitive decline, dementia

Science Daily (US) - 22/06/2017
Cognitive training, blood pressure management for people with hypertension, and increased physical activity all show modest but inconclusive evidence that they can help prevent cognitive decline and dementia, but there is insufficient evidence to support a public health campaign encouraging their adoption, says a new report.

Tiny nanoparticles offer significant potential in detecting, treating disease new review of work on exosomes

Science Daily (US) - 22/06/2017
Exosomes - tiny biological nanoparticles which transfer information between cells - offer significant potential in detecting and treating disease, the most comprehensive overview so far of research in the field has concluded. Areas which could benefit include cancer treatment and regenerative medicine.

Potential mechanism for HPV-induced skin cancer uncovered

Science Daily (US) - 22/06/2017
Scientists have identified a molecular pathway by which some types of human papilloma virus (HPV) might increase the risk of skin cancer, particularly in people with the rare genetic disorder epidermodysplasia verruciformis (EV).

Ancient Egyptians to modern humans: Coronary artery disease genes benefit reproduction

Science Daily (US) - 22/06/2017
Researchers have found that genes for coronary heart disease (CAD) also influence reproduction, so in order to reproduce successfully, the genes for heart disease will also be inherited.

Ancient Egyptian's wooden toe is sophisticated prosthetic

CNN (US) - 22/06/2017
A wooden big toe that enabled a priest's daughter to walk around 3,000 years ago has been found to be even more complex than researchers believed.

Proton pump inhibitors do not increase risk for dementia or Alzheimer's disease

News Medical (Australia) - 22/06/2017
Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are medications used to treat digestive problems such as ulcers and reflux disease by reducing the body's production of the acid that helps us digest food.

Proton pump inhibitors do not contribute to dementia or Alzheimer's disease

Science Daily (US) - 22/06/2017
Noting that the prescription of proton pump inhibitors is on the rise among middle-aged and older adults, a team of researchers designed a new study to examine PPIs and the risk of dementia, mild cognitive impairment, and Alzheimer's disease. They published their study in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.

Scientists reveal ways to stop your dog getting heatstroke

Daily Mail (UK) - 22/06/2017
In an article for The Conversation, Dr Anne Carter and Ms Emily Hall, lecturers in veterinary sciences at Nottingham Trent University, explore the ways to prevent dogs from getting heatstroke.

Study finds breastfeeding could lower a mothers risk of a heart attack or stroke later in life

News Medical (Australia) - 22/06/2017
A new study published in the American Heart Association has found that the risk of a heart attack or stroke is reduced later in life in mothers who breastfeed their babies.

Extra-virgin olive oil prevents dementia and memory loss

Daily Mail (UK) - 21/06/2017
Researchers from Temple University in Pennsylvania have discovered that regularly eating olive oil can protect your memory and your ability to learn new things as you grow older.